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FS2Crew Announces for the FSLabs Airbus Series


FS2Crew has today announced plans for a brand new line of products which will be compatible with the FSLabs Airbus Series. The developer took to the Avsim forums to confirm to the community that work has been on-going for several months to bring the product out. As of right now, it has been said that the product is 90% complete.

The Airbus QRH being used to help develop the product

The developer has been working extensively on the product and even has personal experience with the aircraft to it due to now being Airbus type rated since the last fall. This new experience has made it easier to develop as it means he doesn’t have to rely on third parties to consult information. The product itself will focus on Airbus procedures directly from the FCOM and FCTM. This means you it FS2Crew for the FSLabs will focus on Airbus SOPs, but they will add airline specific callouts and checklist options for the user.

Whilst there is still not an official SDK for the FSLabs, FS2Crew have found a way to implement alternative methods. FS2Crew did say that some things can only be controlled via simulated mouse clicks and control of the FCU heading, alt and speed values is a bit restricted. However, some knowledge was passed on to say that typically, the pilot flying would control speed, heading and altitude values in the FCU, not the pilot monitoring.

Confirmed further down in the forum thread, FS2Crew said that the product will feature both voice and button controls.

Two new features were also confirmed for the first time in an FS2Crew product. The first of which is you can now fly as pilot monitoring. There are some restrictions in place, such as the fact you can only do this from takeoff to rollout on landing. Furthermore, the automatic pilot flying cannot handle vectors or non-precision approaches because the system can’t see the outside. With that said, the team are looking into trying to do a full flight from gate to gate, but they need to figure out how the aircraft can taxi through the airport unaided.

The second new feature is that you’ll be able to use FS2Crew for FSLabs Airbus from the right-hand seat. You will be able to select the appropriate option and the simulation will act accordingly.

The final other bit of information is in regards to the Aerosoft Airbus version of FS2Crew. Bryan said that there are huge differences between the two. The Aerosoft version was more specific to a specific airline, whereas the FSLabs version will follow current Airbus flows and standard callouts. He did confirm that a Reboot for the Aerosoft version will be developed after the FSLabs one.

Still no further word yet on the upcoming FS2Crew Ground Crew X since January of this year.

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FSLabs Previews A320 & A319-X Update Video

FSL A320 X Update Preview
Flight Sim Labs has just dropped a brand new video showcasing upcoming features to be included in an update for their Airbus A320/A319-X add-on aircraft for Prepar3D v4. If you didn't see our previous article on the A320-X update, you can read it here. For the A320, snow and ice effects (synonymous with the A319) are featured along with detailed
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Black Box Simulation Airbus V0.90 Update Information

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Black Box Simulation has taken to Facebook to inform the community of the current status update with their Airbus Prologue series. Version 0.90 has been in development for some time, with many curious what is going on. However, the team shared that work has been on-going, but they have been busy working on new features and modelling. The first piece
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Aerofly FS 2 | KLGA Expressway Visual RWY 31 | Airbus A320 (FYC)

Aerofly FS 2 KLGA Expressway Visual RWY 31 Airbus A320
The Flight Sim Deck brings you a video in Aerofly FS2 on the LaGuardia Expressway visual approach for runway 31. As one of the more famous and challenging approaches in the country, it's crucial to have scenery with the proper visual cues. This is where Aerofly really shines! After you've received clearance for the Expressway Approach you will cross Prospect Park.
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FSLabs Release 32-bit Update For A320-X

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FSLabs have released a large update for their Airbus A320-X for the 32-bit platforms. Lefteris has stated that despite the usual compatibility updates and code additions, this update includes several fixes and improvements. FSLabs have made multiple fixes and improvements to the FMGC. They have increased the ‘Pause at TOD’ to 20NM so you will have some time to set up your descent and arrival if you haven’t done so already. SEC FPLN has been integrated into the A320 which will allow you to have 2 routes in the event you need to divert for weather or if the aircraft has a mechanical problem that requires you to land. Animations to the CFM cone and disk timing have been corrected and fixed as well as the APU sound reverted to its original volume. The spool rate has also been increased to give a more realistic engine start time, or engine shutdown spool down time. The braking system also saw a few tweaks and improvements such as the brake temp logic, which was given some attention, as well as the max braking deflection which now reacts depending on the runway or taxiway conditions.


This change log is very long, and if you wish to check out the entire log, it is available on the FSLabs Forum as well as the redownload link. If you have yet to purchase this incredible aircraft, it too is on their main website.

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Aerosoft A320/A321 Professional Released

Aerosoft A320A321 Professional – Trailer
After a long wait and many delays, Aerosoft has released the A320/A321 Professional for Prepar3D v4.3. The new release is a complete overhaul of the previous Airbus A320/A321 that was released for FSX and earlier Prepar3D versions a number of years ago. While the product has been completely re-written, Aerosoft say that the same basic idea of the product remains -
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Aerosoft A320/A321 Professional Delayed

In a move that surprised exactly nobody, Aerosoft decided to delay their upcoming A320/A321 Professional again. The scheduled release is now set for Monday, September 10th instead of the previously announced September 6th. The reason for this delay was given by Mathijs Kok. According to his statement, there are some things that he still wants to include and the adjustments
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Aerosoft A320/321 Professional Promo Trailer

Aerosoft A320321 Professional Official Video
If things still go according to plan, we are 3 days away from the release of the Aerosoft A320/321 Professional for Prepar3D V4. After months of updates, release date changes and development, the team are preparing to release the aircraft. To help build up interest in the product, seasoned Aerosoft trailer producer Jeroen Doorman has provided us with a brand
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Update: FSLabs A320-X and A319-X Receives An Update (V2.0.1.266)

Update: Turns out that FSLabs also updated the A319-X. We've posted the change log down below also. The FSLabs A320-X and 319-X has just received an update for P3D v4.2 and v4.3. The changelog for this new update can be found here. This update includes an abundance of fixes, as well as performance and scenery improvements. Some of these fixes
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